June 23, 1970 - The prince is awarded a bachelor's degree from Cambridge.

September 1971 - Earns his wings for jet aircraft flying at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and joins the Royal Navy.

1974 - Qualifies as a helicopter pilot and joins the 845 Naval Air Squadron on the HMS Hermes. Two years later he completes his military service taking command of a coastal minehunter, the HMS Bronington.

1976 - Founds the Prince's Trust, a philanthropic venture to help disadvantaged youth.

July 29, 1981 - Wedding ceremony to Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral is televised.

June 7, 1992 - Excerpts of "Diana: Her True Story" by Andrew Morton, are published in the Sunday Times, revealing Camilla Parker-Bowles' role in the royal marriage.

Dec. 9, 1992 - Prime Minister John Major announces the separation of Charles and Diana.

1993 - Affair with Parker-Bowles becomes public when the transcript of a 1989 intimate phone conversation between the two is made public.

June 29, 1994 - A televised documentary "Charles: The Private Man, the Public Role," airs; in it he admits to adultery.

Aug. 28, 1996 - Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce.

September 1997 - He accompanies the body of Princess Diana from Paris to London and during the funeral procession walks behind her coffin with his father, sons and Diana's brother, the Earl of Spencer.

Jan. 28, 1999 - The first public appearance as a couple with Parker-Bowles, when they are seen leaving the Ritz Hotel in London after a party.

June 2000 - Formally introduces Parker-Bowles to Queen Elizabeth II at a party held at the Prince's country estate Highgrove.

2003 - Clarence House becomes the official London residence of Prince Charles and his sons. The estate is the former home of the Queen Mother, Charles' grandmother.

April 9, 2005 - In a civil ceremony at Guildhall in Windsor with a blessing at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Charles and Camilla wed.

Nov. 1-8, 2005 - Makes his first official visit to the United States since 1994.

October 2006 - Announces plans for second multi-faith coronation ceremony, if/when he is made king to include all non-Christian faiths and that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, be crowned queen at the same time.

Jan. 27, 2007 - Receives the Global Environmental Citizen Award from the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment, presented by Al Gore.

March 2009 - Is voted the best-dressed man in the world by the British edition of Esquire magazine. U.S. President Barack Obama comes in fourth.

May 6, 2009 - Releases video, "The Prince's Rainforest Awareness Campaign", starring celebrities, children, his sons, himself, and Kermit the Frog, with each is a large digital frog.

Nov. 16, 2010 - Announces the engagement of eldest son, Prince William to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton.

Dec. 9, 2010 - Student demonstrators breach security on the streets of London's West End and attack the 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI carrying the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall to a performance at the London Palladium. The couple escapes any physical harm. The students are protesting the hike in tuition fees.

May 8, 2013 - Attends the opening of Parliament for the first time in 17 years. This is first time he and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended the opening together.